Past 24 hours has been refreshing, at least for my circle of friends. Players I have not seen in months have started to trickle back, and our fleet actually had activity in it for more than a few hours.
The CTD (Crash-to-desktop) issue in CCA has not been an issue at least for me; I was impacted by this on a daily basis, and as of this morning I’ve completed 18 CCA’s without a single crash. Stealth patch? Code change with unintended good consequences? Cosmic Karma realignment?
I was also pleasantly surprised to see the queue rates in Crystalline Cataclysm hit pre-DR queue numbers. DR’s launch had frustrated many with the overwhelming changes, to progression, upgrade costs and difficulty.
It was nice to see calls in most channels to fill a CC happen in seconds. A quick check of all queues already in progress was over 7K players – double what we would have seen in the past month. Steam numbers continue to be underwhelming, but this is likely do to more with players switching to the ARC launcher than actual players still using ARC.